Description

Non-Local Flow is a beautiful non-fiction, 216-page full-color book that will appeal to anyone with an appreciation for authentic artistic expression and in particular, young adults seeking a direction in life. It is a colorful, living treasure of more than 400 original reflections by the author that will bring insight and empowerment in daily life. It includes more than 120 paintings and sketches by the author, some never seen before, and now rendered priceless since they were retrieved from sources found after her death. Tanya's writings include an amazingly broad range of subjects that include love, art, poetry, travel, sailing, surfing, racism and prejudice, discrimination, philosophy, morality, self-esteem, confidence, self-reliance, achievement, health, spirituality, sadness and soulful journeys on a path of self-discovery.

About the Author

Tanya Orme accomplished more than most people in her short life. She studied physics, ocean engineering and art, and was a keen humanitarian. She traveled extensively throughout third-world countries with only a backpack, testing her resolve. She graduated summa cum laude from Florida Atlantic University in 2007 with a degree in Anthropology. Tanya died tragically while a passenger in a single car crash at the age of 24. Although the real author of this book is Tanya Orme, her work was compiled by Mary Orme Ellis from countless travel journals found after her death.

Available in paperback: 11 x 8.5" Landscape orientation printed in full-color on high-quality paper.



The Story Behind This Book
Non-Local Flow is a beautiful 216-page full-color view of the world through the eyes and mind of a young adventurer. It includes journal entries and 126 images of contemporary art, the originals now rendered priceless due to the author's sudden tragic death at the young age of 24. About the Author Tanya Orme accomplished more than most people in her short life. She studied physics, ocean engineering and art, and was a keen humanitarian. She traveled extensively throughout third-world countries with only a backpack, testing her resolve. She graduated summa cum laude from Florida Atlantic University in 2007 with a degree in Anthropology. Tanya died tragically while a passenger in a single car crash at the age of 24. Although the real author of this book is Tanya Orme, her work was compiled by Mary Orme Ellis from countless travel journals found after her death. The first two paragraphs of the introduction – by Mary Orme Ellis: Although often translated as "energy flow," chi means “breath.” Ancient Chinese philosophers believed that the flowing force of chi sustains all life and connects all living beings to one another. Well, perhaps. But in the most real sense, my life was inextricably linked to one person: my daughter. I nurtured her body into this world, I cared for her more than myself, and when her breath, her chi, passed away so abruptly before mine, I did indeed feel disconnected from life. The day my daughter was killed, everything that I had ever regarded as important became small stuff. My heart had not simply broken—it was mercilessly shattered, emptied of a love that had fueled it for the past twenty-four years. They say time heals all wounds, but I had no hope of waiting for this to heal. My daughter was my heart, and now she was gone. How could I live without her in my life? How dare I, her mother, continue to breathe when my daughter no longer could? I would have to create a new heart from scratch, and the best therapy for me was not found in a cushy chair beside a mental health counselor, who prescribed high doses of antidepressants and sleeping pills to quell my agony. I chose rather, in somewhat of an obsessive necessity, to vicariously ride the waves of Tanya’s many adventures by thoughtfully reading her journals. And within these colorful pages, many of which are stand-alone works of art, I found a living treasure of poetry, prose, sketches, and the most compelling storytelling I could ever hope to find. With careful selection, I transcribed the entries and created this book, a journey of self-discovery that begs to be shared.




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Mary Orme
Mary Orme Ellis, mother of the author and editor of "Non-Local Flow – Good Chi, The Sea and Me," a full-color biography/travel essay that contains the poetry, prose and More...